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Patient Records: Why Doctors Don’t Want to Share

Travis Good writes on the perceived dilemma presented by the movement to give patients control (and therefore, ownership) of their own medical records. I’ll start off by noting that the HIPAA rule clearly gives health data ownership to the patient at a reasonable cost.  ”Great,” you say.  ”I can request my record, and …

Health Systems Getting “Creative” with Big Data

We need to digitize health data to improve outcomes. We need to get the data from EMRs into the hands of researchers in order to tackle obstinate diseases. We have heard all of these before – altruism rules, perhaps, when we think about a potential cure for cancer.  “Sure, digitize …

Thoughts on the Health Privacy Summit (Day1)

I couldn’t make the full day of the 2014 International Health Privacy Summit, but I was able to listen to many of the early sessions online.  I settled in for the last two sessions in person, made it to the Brandeis award reception, and am settled in to process the …

One Record to Rule Them All

I have an electronic health record at my primary care practice, in the local medical system and at a myriad of other places where I have been provided some sort of care and an encounter was created in my name.  None of these, at present, speak to each other well, …

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